The New Hobby For Many West Texans – Clearing the Broken Branches From The Latest Ice Storm
I mentioned in a blog almost a year ago that I finally had just purchased my house. After all these months, I'm still excited to have my own home.
I weathered the ice storm last week and was blessed to have no electric or cable outages (yay, Suddenlink!). But Friday and Saturday, I heard some strange noises coming from outside. They were like cracking noises, similar to what breaking a pencil sounds like but much louder. Sunday, I opened the back door to find my neighbor's tree branch had crashed over the fence and into my yard! I thought, "I guess I'll be cleaning that up."
Then yesterday, when I finally went out my front door to get the mail, I found my new little tree from last year had not survived. It lay in a heap on the ground.
Now that I've been here almost a year, I'll be doing more home improvement projects. This spring and summer, I'll start working on the yard. So I'll keep you updated when I start those chores. Meanwhile, I'll be spending part of my week as you may be...cleaning up dead branches and trees!